Bringing Awareness and Breaking Misconceptions about Human Trafficking to the UF Community

The truth about human trafficking and how you, as a college student, can help bring awareness to this issue By Kelsey Baughman baughmank@findlay.edu With an influx of social media posts titled “#SaveOurChildren” as well as recent sex trafficking charges with Father Michael Zacharias of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Findlay, Ohio, the University of Findlay community has an opportunity to...

Annual Board of Presidents meeting gets a makeover

By Ethan Hockaday Hockaday@findlay.edu COVID-19 restrictions meant the University of Findlay Student Government Association (SGA) had to move the yearly Board of Presidents meeting online. While about 220 attendees logged on, including panelists, student leaders, and some advisors people attended the virtual meeting on Aug. 24, Vice-President of SGA, Jill Prince, a senior studying middle...

The lasting global impact of COVID-19

By Leah Alsept (@leah_0913) Osaka, Japan, is 6,639 away from Findlay, OH. Visiting Professor of Japanese Rie Aoki hasn’t been to her home city Osaka since summer 2019. As COVID-19 vaccination hopes are seen in the news , the CDC COVID-19 Tracker states that there are 125,144 confirmed cases of the virus in Ohio with over six million cases across America. Japan, a country that the University of...

COVID-19 takes sorority recruitment online at UF

By Olivia Hyatt COVID-19 has put many plans on hold, but for the Phi Sigma Sigma chapter at the University of Findlay it has only changed the way they have to do things. Phi Sigma Sigma’s fall 2020 recruitment began on Sept. 8; however, the chapter was notified from the National Panhellenic Conference only two weeks prior to the first night of recruitment it was to be entirely virtual. This...

How Reliable are Election Polls in Predicting the Outcome of The Presidential Election?

By Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith With the countdown on to the Nov. 3 presidential election, polls of American voters are getting a lot of attention. On Sept. 13 a CNN poll of polls (which averages a number of polls together shows Democratic challenger Joe Biden leading the Republican 51% to 43%. The poll of polls includes a Fox News poll conducted from Sept. 7 to 10, a...

Helping Students Stay in Shape…and Safe

By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53  With the stress of being in college, along with the prolonged presence of COVID-19, a way that students hope to alleviate their stress is by working out, and it is a good way of destressing. It allows students to take their mind off of things and allows the body to release endorphins, which make students feel good about themselves. However,...

Fall sports? High school: Yes. College: No.

By Alana Sundermann @alana_sundy23 sundermanna@findlay.edu On Aug. 18 Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R-OH) announced a new Ohio Department of Health order to allow high school contact sports to being competition. The list included field hockey, soccer and football. But he student athletes to continue following safety precautions so that all sports can be played.  The announcement was welcome news to...

Home Sweet Home looks a little different this year for the Delong Writing Center

By Emma Smith smithe11@findlay.edu @Emma2000Smith The University of Findlay Delong Writing Center has a new home. It was once housed in the basement of Old Main but now you can find it located in the Center for Student Life and College of Business, room 135. “By moving the Writing Center to a more central, visible, and lively space, students can more easily access support for their writing...

RNC Speech brings discussion to a UF class

Two students share their reactions to Vice President Pence’s RNC speech By: Leah Alsept @leah_0913 The University of Findlay’s Political Communication class took time to watch some of the key speakers from both the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention and discuss some reactions to the things both sides had to say. Senior public relations and theater...

Oiler Tennis grateful to be back on the court

By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 With the semester slowly starting up, non-contact sports are getting ready for this unique season ahead of them. When initially hearing about the postponement of contact sports, Douglas Linden, the head coach for both the men’s and women’s tennis programs at the University of Findlay, could only feel sympathy for all the coaches and athletes...

The Work in The Kitchen Pays off in the Classroom

By Alana Sundermann @alana_sundy23 sundermanna@findlay.edu From the Writer’s Kitchen might be described as a place where artists and writers of all kinds can share their work. Connor Bracken, assistant professor of English and faculty advisor of the group, describes when the Writer’s Kitchen developed and what it has become. “It’s a pretty old inventoriable institution on campus and...

While viral news runs rampant fact checking is a rare occurrence

By Dylan Frazier Frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 “Well I saw it , so it has to be true. because I agree with it,” said Department Chair of the Communication Department, Diana Montague sarcastically. Over the last six months, many people have spewed a variety of theories. Those theories have ranged from the “REAL” Covid-19 facts to the real reason George Floyd was murdered. There...

The international approach to wearing a mask

Wearing a Mask should be a team effort Column by Ethan Hockaday Hockaday@findlay.edu Wearing face masks has become a point of contention in recent months following the onset of the Coronavirus, with the primary argument being about the enforcement of mask-wearing. For some people being forced to wear a mask is a breach of personal liberties, whilst to others, it is a needed evil to stop the...

Experience puts Oiler Golf in a comfortable situation

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Although the G-MAC has postponed all contact sports until spring 2021, non-contact sports are still a “go”. One of the sports that will still happen at the University of Findlay during the fall is men’s and women’s golf. While Head Coach Dominic Guarnieri is excited that the season is happening, it goes without saying that there was some...

UF to hold another mock election in November after 2016’s “Rock the Mock”

UF’s mock election will look a little different this year Writer: Leah Alsept (@leah_0913) “Four score and seven years ago…” Okay, maybe not that long ago, but four years ago the University of Findlay held its 2016 mock election on campus a week before presidential elections on Nov. 1. Helmed by then-editor of the student newspaper The Pulse Sarah Stubbs, aided by PRSSA and FMN (now...

Students adjust to on campus housing during a pandemic

by Dylan Frazier @dylanfrazier With about 1,070 students living on campus this year, University of Findlay students seem to be taking dorm life changes during the pandemic in stride. Housing students safely during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge many universities and their students face this school year. Sophomore graphic design major Nolan O’Connell says taking the necessary...

COVID-19 puts athletics on hold once again

By: Collin Frazier @Collin_53   With Oiler Nation coming back to school, albeit with some new guidelines, one thing that students were looking forward to was being able to cheer on their fellow students in fall athletics. Due to COVID-19, all fall contact sports, including soccer and volleyball, will be postponed to the spring of 2021. University of Findlay Athletic Director Brandi Laurita...

Dear Freshman Me: An incoming senior takes a look back at lessons learned over the last three years.

Column   Twitter: @alana_sundy23 One week away from my last first day of school, ever. I can’t decide if I am excited or sad. I’m excited because I only have one more year until I get to experience all the possibilities the real world has to offer, but I’m sad because I only have one more year to be young and free from a lot of responsibilities. When you’re a freshman everyone tells...

Thousands of dollars and a lot of planning shape new classroom technology

by Pulse Staff University of Findlay students will notice some differences in many of the classrooms on campus this fall and the strategy behind the new set up took a lot of doing. Academic Technology Services (ATS), Information Technology Services (ITS), and the Center for Teaching and Program Excellence (CTE) worked together to get classrooms ready for a very different fall semester. At the end...

Sitting on the ball

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 Former University of Findlay basketball player Martyce Kimbrough began his second year playing professional basketball in Spain this year. But his season was cut short on March 11, when President Donald Trump announced travel from Europe to the United States would be suspended. “My first reaction to Trump shutting off travel to Europe was...

More information on Student Emergency Fund released

University of Findlay Vice President for Student Affairs Dave Emsweller announced today the procedure for University of Findlay students  who wish to seek help from the student emergency fund the University set up in late March. Emsweller stated: “The Student Emergency Fund provides financial support in the form of a one-time grant of up to $500 to a limited number of University of...

The Unprecedented Epidemic: The Response

by Rowan Gnepper Unprecedented might just be the best way to sum up the Coronavirus.  No one expected its spread or effects to be as drastic as the climate that now is being endured, new twists unveiled each day. University of Findlay sophomore and soccer player Garrett Arbogast is taking the virus day-by-day. “I don’t think anyone really knows how long this will last,” Arbogast said....

College students slip through the cracks of the federal stimulus package

by Emma Smith and Pulse Staff The largest emergency aid package in United States history leaves out millions of college students like Triston Novak, a junior physical therapy major at the University of Findlay. “I find it ridiculous that I am not receiving any type of stimulus,” Novak said. “I pay my taxes and I have self-sustained mostly since after turning 18.” On March 27 the House of...

UF Community and beyond find ways to pass the time during the COVID-19 crisis

by Hope Brant With the Coronavirus pandemic worldwide, people are coming up with creative new ways to keep themselves busy during the stay-at-home order by the Ohio’s Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control, CDC.  Mikaela Hann, junior sonography major at the University of Findlay is staying busy chasing around the little ones at the childcare where she works in Findlay...

The international fall out of COVID-19 at the University of Findlay

by Leah Alsept @leah_0913 Karen Fullin studied TESOL at the University of Findlay. Soon after graduating, Fullin left the United States to teach at Guangxi University in China in August 2018. An English Language Instructor, Fullin covered multiple subjects like academic writing, basic statistics and research. She was set to teach linguistics during the 2020 spring semester, but something derailed...

Hancock County identifies its first case of COVID-19

Hancock County Health Commissioner Karim Baroudi announced at news conference this afternoon, March 22, the first case of COVID-19 in Hancock County. “We got notification from Ohio Department of Health early this morning that a 21-year-old female, a Hancock County resident, has been confirmed with COVID-19,” said Baroudi. The case sets in to motion days of planning between the City of...

Hancock County’s first case of COVID-19 is a 21- year-old woman

The following news release was posted by Hancock Public Health March 22, 2020. PRESS RELEASE- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Multiple cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Ohio over the past several weeks and more will be identified in the coming days and weeks. In Hancock County, we have been preparing for our first identified case since we have known that community spread has begun. We can now...

UF plans to finish the semester online and cancel the commencement ceremony

The following email was sent to UF students and faculty/staff at 4 p.m. (EST) Monday, March 16: Good afternoon. As promised, we would like to provide the following detailed update regarding our actions related to the COVID-19 situation. Given the Governor’s directives and the estimated duration of the situation, the University of Findlay will continue remote learning for the remainder of the...

Service workers trying to figure it all out because of COVID-19

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   Much like the rest of the world, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has impacted all aspects of life already in Ohio. From school closures to the most recent order closing restaurants dine-in services. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced the measure in a news conference Sunday, March 15. Lt. Gov. Jon Husted encouraged people to continue to use carryout or...

Pre-Vet and Equestrian students adjust to learning without the lab

Pre-Vet and Equestrian majors make up a large portion of students at the University of Findlay. These majors are very hands-on from working in labs to handling animals. Which poses a challenge for the new online remote learning style the university is switching to Monday, March 16. The switch comes after Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine requested all Ohio universities abandon face-to-face instruction in an...

UF Students react to COVID-19 decision

On Wednesday, March 11, as news traveled around campus that University of Findlay officials were moving classes to online remote learning, students reacted. UF Communication students went out and talked to several students about their plans and how they feel about the decision. Classes begin an online remote format on Monday, March 16 as recommended by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine.  

How students across Ohio feel about schools going online only

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   "This feels like the start to a really bad post-apocalyptic movie that I didn't want to be in." That’s how University of Toledo sophomore, Alyssa Jordan, feels about her school and many others across the state going online-only in the wake of COVID-19, better known as the Coronavirus. On Tuesday, March 10, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced...

The University takes proactive stance on COVID-19

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recommends all Ohio universities move to online instruction By Madelynn Greenslade and Pulse Staff The World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on March 11. One day after Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine made recommendations to Ohio universities and colleges on how to help prevent the spread of the virus. The University of Findlay heeded the advice...

University of Findlay responds to COVID-19 outbreak

The following is a letter released from University President Dr. Katherine Fell to the UF community. The Pulse Staff is dedicated to bringing the UF community important information regarding this issue.  "Dear Parents: The university has been in close contact with Governor DeWine’s Office regarding the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) in order to ensure that we have the most current...

Doing whatever they can to help

By: Cory W Berlekamp berlekampc@findlay.edu @Cberlekamp Three professors and one student at the University of Findlay have donated 50 protective goggles to Jingzhou Central Hospital in the Hubei province in China.   “Jingzhou is a city next to Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei Province, which is the center of the COVI-19 outbreak,” said Dr. Yanting Guo, assistant professor of...